This is the mating season for blue footed boobies and short eared owls. The clumsy and rather comical blue footed boobies are often a highlight as the males proudly show off their beautiful blue feet to prospective females. The fascinating mating rituals of these birds can be witnessed on Genovesa Island. Other courtship rituals you can watch at this time includes that of the beautiful flightless cormorants, whose ritual starts at sea, bringing them to land where they walk together with their bills pointed downwards, before finally building a nest with the twigs and debris that the male has gifted the female.
Other interesting birds at this time include the American oystercatchers which nest along the shores of Puerto Egas on Santiago, and the common gallinules which can be seen with their babies. As with the rest of the year, you can also see flamingos, penguins, red footed boobies and Nazca (masked) boobies.
Snorkelling is great at this time due to the nutrients brought to the waters by the Humboldt Current. The nutrients make the marine life more active, and you can swim with various amazing species, from sea lions to ancient looking marine iguanas. July is also the start of the California sea lion breeding season.